Danish Design, Nepali Handicraft.
Betterfelt started in Denmark selling hand made fair trade products made in Nepal and has now expanded its presence in North America.
The Nepalese production company is owned by the owners of Betterfelt, Jakob Lykke and Liz Wirth, and their Nepali partner Sabina Matangi. All of our products are a fusion of Danish design and Nepali craftmanship and are hand felted and made in our workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Thomas Glerup worked with wool felt for nearly two decades and started producing wool felt products in Nepal as a development project when he was part owner of Glerups. Betterfelt was founded by Thomas Glerup out of that development project.
Common to all of our designs is the Danish tradition of simplicity and practicality. The continuous development in Nepal has led to very high quality and comfortable footwear, as well as, products for the home.
Betterfelt has been creating sustainable employment for over a decade, and developed both capital and knowledge in Nepal. And you can help us create even more work and development in the country.
Every time you buy a pair of shoes, you have paid half a day's salary to an employee at the workshop.
All the best,
Liz Wirth and Jakob Lykke